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Photo: Diana Krall

HughE Dillon: Academy Ball 2012

Published on January 30, 2012 by admin in Blog

The Academy of Music celebrated 155 years with its annual concert and ball on Saturday night. It was a night filled with festivities all over Center City, and then at 8 p.m., nearly 1,500 people walked down Broad Street to enter the Academy of Music to attend a performance by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, jazz singer Diana Krall, and dancers from Philadanco and Society Hill Dance Studio. This was the first Academy anniversary concert for Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who is slated to become the Orchestra’s music director next fall. Bucking a century-old tradition, party-goers had dinner before the concert at restaurants around town, and then headed over to the Academy, where they stayed the entire night; after the concert, the party was held in the building instead of at the Bellevue, as had also been the tradition for several generations. ...

Below: Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and jazz singer Diana Krall finish a duet; Nézet-Séguin thanks them for their performance.